Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, which is one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Jerusalem, Island of Lemurs, Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun, Morning Polar Pajama Party and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through Nov. 15 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Derailed and Departed. Historical and hysterical collide when attorney Dewey Cheatumgood, a dubious dealer of bogus railroad bonds, is killed. Whodunit when there isn’t a shortage of stockholders to suspect? Tickets are $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 16 Stage West Theatre presents, Bedroom Farce. Delia and Ernest are the parents of Trevor, who is married to Susannah, but used to date Jan, who is now married to Nick. So when Kate and Malcolm invite the two young couples over for a housewarming party, the stage is set for hysteria and heartbreak. Four couples, three bedrooms – what could possibly go wrong? Performance times and ticket prices vary. For reservations, 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. 821 W. Vickery Blvd.
Through Nov. 22 Fellowship!: The Musical Parody of “The Fellowship of the Ring” at Circle Theatre. A musical parody of The Fellowship Of The Ring? It may not be Tolkien, but this merry little musical won numerous awards and has played to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles and New York. Adult Language. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth St. in Sundance Square.
Through Jan. 1 Honky Tonk Spirits presents Dead End Ghost Tour. This interactive outside ghost tour includes spooky pictures caught on tour! Tickets $12-$20. Tours 9 p.m. For more information, www.deadendghosttours.com. East Exchange St., Fort Worth Stockyards. Tours begin and end on the front porch of the Whiskey Girl Saloon.
Through Jan. 4 Urban Theater: New York Art In The 1980s at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of contemporary art’s most recognizable characteristics. $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Jan. 4 Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Can you huff, puff and blow a house in? Does running in the rain get you less wet than walking through it? Can you really make a canoe out of duct tape? Spend a day like the real MythBusters on Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated show and discover the answers to these and other questions for yourself. Enjoy interactive opportunities, watch live demonstrations and peruse props and gadgets from the show. Timed tickets are required: $19 Adults (ages 13-64), $17 Seniors (65+), $15 Children (2-12). Member discounts. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/mythbusters-explosive-exhibition. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Jan. 11 Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Free admission. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 15 LEGOLAND Discovery Center of Dallas/Fort Worth Star Wars MINILAND Model Display. Be immersed in the intergalactic sights and sounds of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Guests will see the rolling hills of Naboo, the treacherous terrain of Tatooine, and even take part in a thrilling Podrace! Tickets $18 3+, free for kids 2 and under. Hrs. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission two hours prior to closing. For more information, 877-818-1677, www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/dallasfw. Inside Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 18 Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Through 16 iconic river paintings and 50 drawings, you’ll see how George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) created his artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 25 Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musee d’Orsay at the Kimbell Art Museum. Explore the development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture—Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir—are represented. $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+ and for students with an ID, $14 children 6-11, free for children under 6 and for Museum members. Admission is half-price on Tuesdays and after 5 p.m. on Fridays. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 25 Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition features more than 40 large-scale photographs of the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through May 31 Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West exhibit at the Sid Richardson Museum. Paintings by George Catlin, the influential 19th century American Indian painter. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. See web site for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
1,8,15,22 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
8-16 Broadway at Casa Manana Theater – A Tuna Christmas. Twas the day before Christmas and not a creature was stirring…except the eccentric characters of the third smallest town in Texas. See their spirited wranglings as they cope with seasonal traumas like a disaster-prone production of A Christmas Carol and the sabotage of a yard decorating contest. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
12-23 Moslah Shrine Circus at Stockyards Station. The Shrine Circus launches a new celebration at Stockyards Station with a total of 17 performances. See a new, yet traditional, circus experience under two seven story tall tents. For information and ticket prices, 817-625-9715, www.moslahshrinecircus.com and www.stockyardsstation.com. 130 E. Exchange Ave.
13 Fort Worth Botanical Garden: “Drop In.” An evening program through-out the garden for families. Come-and-go craft time for all ages, and supplies are furnished. Bring a picnic for afterwards. Program 6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
13 A Cliburn at the Kimbell music performance. Named “Newcomer of the Year 2008” by BBC Music Magazine, French pianist David Fray is a frequent soloist with leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Cleveland and Boston Symphony Orchestras. Performance 7:30 p.m. Reservations required, ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
13 Emily Sun performance for Symphony Arlington. This award-winning violinist performs the Symphony no. 4 in A Major by Mendelssohn. Performance 7:30 p.m. For more information, 817-385-0484, www.symphonyarlington.org. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St. Arlington, TX, 76011.
13 Billy Bob’s Texas-Casey Berry. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
14 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sammy Kershaw. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
14-30 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. November’s showings: Whiplash, Nov. 14-16; The Blue Room (La Chambre Bleue), Nov. 21-23; Force Majeure, Nov. 28-30. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes vary, see website for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
15 Fort Worth Zoo presents Pumpkins and Pancakes. This exclusive fall-themed member event features animal enrichment, plus free train and carousel rides. Tickets for an optional hot pancake breakfast are available for purchase online. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. For more information, 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
15 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk at Panther Island Pavilion. The new name, bold look, and enhanced fundraising support at this year’s JDRF One Walk reflects their goal for a world without Type 1 Diabetes. Check-in 8:30 a.m., 5K walk starts at 10 a.m. See website for more information, www.pantherislandpavilion.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
15 Billy Bob’s Texas-Wade Bowen. Tickets $15 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18-23 Elf the Musical at Bass Performance Hall. Based on the beloved 2003 hit movie, Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan human child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s gift bag and is transported back to the North Pole. This modern-day Christmas story is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
20 Billy Bob’s Texas-Curtis Grimes. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
21 Billy Bob’s Texas-Cole Swindell. Tickets $15 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22 Annual Sundance Square Christmas Tree. Light up the Christmas season with a sparkling 58 foot tree and get your picture with Santa and other holiday characters! Ceremony 6 p.m. www.sundancesquare.com. Sundance Square Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth.
22 Billy Bob’s Texas-Joe Nichols. Tickets $15, $22 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22-Dec. 23 Santa in Sundance Square. See Santa Claus while enjoying the beautiful, live 58 foot Christmas Tree. For times and more information, www.sundancesquare.com/events/santa-in-sundance. Downtown Fort Worth.
24 Carol of Lights in Downtown Grapevine. See Historic Downtown Grapevine transform into the Christmas Capital of Texas® as more than one million lights illuminate Main Street. Guests will enjoy musical performances and hot chocolate. Free admission. The brilliantly-choreographed Light Show Spectacular runs each night from 6 p.m.-11 p.m, until Jan. 4. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 325 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
27 Dallas Cowboys Football at AT&T Stadium. Eagles vs. Cowboys-Nov. 27 at 3:30 p.m. For information and tickets, www.stadium.dallascowboys.com/events/eventList.cfm. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
27 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jackson Taylor & The Sinners. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28 The Fort Worth Parade of Lights. With more than 100 illuminated entries, the Parade of Lights sparks up the holiday season. From Belknap St. to Commerce St., and around 9th St., then over to Houston St. and up to Weatherford, the parade transforms Downtown into the theme of, “Together for the Holidays!” Parade 6 p.m. For more information, www.fortworthparadeoflights.org. Downtown Fort Worth.
28 Billy Bob’s Texas-Corey Smith. Tickets $15 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28-Dec. 14 Runway Theatre presents, The Man Who Came to Dinner. Join the Stanleys as they celebrate the holidays with an unexpected visitor. After radio celebrity Sheridan Whiteside is forced to move in with them for a six-week period, their lives are turned upside down, inside out and every which way. Performances 8 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. & 3 p.m. Sun. matinee. For tickets, 817-488-4842, www.runwaytheatre.com. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
28-Dec. 21 Christmas on Main in Downtown Grapevine. Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main with jolly Christmas characters including Santa on stilts. Set your holiday spirit aglow with the beautiful backdrop of Victorian-style buildings, ribbons, bows, wreaths and twinkling lights. Tractor-drawn wagon rides ($1 per person, per ride) and more. Free admission. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 325 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
28-Dec. 21 Texas Christkindl Market. This enchanting Christmas market, in the spirit of German holiday markets, features Texas-German cuisine, beverages and live entertainment. Celebrate the season with unique handmade gifts, artwork and clothing: cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, steins, ornaments, collectibles, jewelry and more. Free admission and parking. For hours and information, www.TexasChristkindl.com. 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
29 Billy Bob’s Texas-Stoney LaRue. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
29,30 Home for the Holidays at Bass Performance Hall. It’s a holly jolly Christmas with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Boys Choir and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale. Enjoy your favorite holiday carols with an audience sing-along. Performances: 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sat., & 2 p.m. Sun. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
29-Dec.28 Jubilee Theatre presents, Jubilation II: The Colors of Christmas. A fresh remix on last year’s runaway holiday hit. In Rudyville, it’s time to celebrate the season and raise money for the rent at Leroy’s Night Club. Sweet dance moves and flashy costumes await you at Leroy’s annual Jubilation Celebration. Everyone is sure to be touched with the spirit of Christmas! For tickets and information, 817-338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.